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Announcing the Pan-African Health Tourism Congress 2017

The Pan-African Health Tourism Congress, scheduled to take place from 8-9 June at the uMfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort, Empageni, Richards Bay, is the flagship event of the health tourism sector...

Issued by Pan-African Health Congress 31 May 2017

Medici medical app launches in South Africa

A medical app, Medici, that is said to be revolutionising the doctor-patient relationship, is now available in South Africa...

20 May 2017

Unqualified dental assistants have six months to register

Unqualified, but experienced dental assistants have six months from 7 April 2017 to register with the HPCSA, or face not being able to practise...

11 Apr 2017

Minister to amend scope of dental therapists

Changes to scope of profession for dental therapists have been forwarded to the minister of health for promulgation...

5 Apr 2016

Unqualified, but experienced dental assistants registration update

The HPCSA has submitted recommendations to the minister of health regarding amendments to qualifications required to register as a dental assistant...

1 Apr 2016

Dental assistants must register or face prosecution

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) wishes to remind dentists that all dental assistants must be registered with the Council by 31 March 2016 or face criminal prosecution of the dental assistants and the dentists who continue to employ unregistered dental assistants...

16 Feb 2016

Injection-free, pain-free dentistry now in South Africa

The revolutionary Biolase laser technology is now available in South Africa, providing consumers with injection-free and pain-free dentistry...

11 Nov 2015

Second annual Dental Africa Exhibition and Conference in Lagos

The second annual Dental Africa Exhibition and Conference, organised by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, will be held at the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos, Nigeria on 7-9 October 2015...

1 Sep 2015

Taking the bite out of loadshedding

Picture this... You're sitting in the dentist's chair, you've lost all feeling in the left side of your face and you would have drool running down your chin if it wasn't for a regular application of the suction tube...

By Nicci Botha 22 Jul 2015

Reduce cardiovascular disease - look after gums

Research published in the British Medical Journal has shown that people who never or rarely brush their teeth are 70% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who brush twice a day...

21 Jul 2015

New dental scans reduce radiation, improve knowledge

In dentistry, x-ray technology has enabled practitioners to see beyond the solidity of teeth and surrounding tissues and bone structures, rather than relying on the patient's description...

10 Mar 2015

Nurturing nature can go a long way

The recent crowning of South African beauty Rolene Strauss as Miss World has opened up the age-old debate about the importance and impact of physical appearance again...

13 Jan 2015

Dental solution for poor sleep

A solution to poor sleep patterns, caused by sleep apnoea and excessive snoring, can be found at the dentist. These sleep disturbances are a cause of fatigue and frustration not only for the sufferers, but also for their sleeping partners.

11 Nov 2014

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International

The fight against antimicrobial resistance depends on good agricultural practices

To ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, a stronger global effort including larger investments and improved surveillance measures are needed, according to FAO Deputy Director-General, Maria Helena Semedo. Semedo was speaking at a United Nations General Assembly side event on antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

26 Sep 2017

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